Thayer Verschoor

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Thayer Verschoor
Arizona State Senate District 22
Former member
Term in office began
January 2003
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Business Owner/Manager
Thayer Verschoor (b. May 16, 1961) was a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate from 2003 to 2011. He was elected in 2002 and subsequently re-elected in 2004, 2006, and 2008. He represented the 22nd district and served as President Pro Tempore.

Verschoor attended Mesa Community College from 1987 to 1989. He later earned his BS in political science from Arizona State University in 1993.

Verschoor has worked for Yuma News Incorporated as well as Wellton Mohawk Irrigation District. He was later employed as a Nuclear Biological and Chemical Specialist by the United States Army from the years of 1983 to 1986. From 1986-1992 Verschoor was an Assistant Nuclear Biological and Chemical Noncommissioned Officer for the U.S. Army Reserves. After earning his degree, he became manager/owner of Valley Metro.



Verschoor was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to Arizona's term limits.


In 2008 Verschoor was re-elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 22. He ran unopposed and finished with 81,332 votes.[1] Verschoor raised $77,037 for his campaign fund.

Arizona State Senate, District 22
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thayer Verschoor (R) 81,332

Campaign donors


In 2008 Verschoor raised $77,037 in campaign donations. His top three contributors are listed below.[2]

Donor Amount
Salt River Valley Water Users Association $1,000
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona $500
Arizona Association of Realtors $500

Committee assignments

Verschoor served on the following committees:

See Thayer Verschoor's official website for a list of sponsored legislation.


Verschoor is married to Carla Verschoor. They have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arizona State Senate District 22
Succeeded by
Andy Biggs